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New Publication : Calix[6]arenes with halogen bond donor groups as selective and efficient anion transporters

Published on May 10, 2022 Updated on October 27, 2022

Anurag Singh, Aaron Torres-Huerta, Tom Vanderlinden, Nathan Renier, Luis Martínez-Crespo, Nikolay Tumanov, Johan Wouters, Kristin Bartik, Ivan Jabin & Hennie Valkenier, Chem.Commun. (2022). First published: 06 May 2022



We present in this paper the anion binding and anion transport properties of a series of calix[6]arenes decorated on their small rim with either halogen bond or hydrogen bond donating groups. We show that the halogen bond donating iodotriazole groups enable highly selective transport of chloride and nitrate anions, without transport of protons or hydroxide, at rates similar to those observed with thiourea or squaramide groups.